Michelle’s blood cancer diagnosis came out of the blue, and within a matter of days her life was turned upside down.
She had routine blood tests on a Friday afternoon. By Tuesday she had been admitted to the oncology ward and started chemotherapy the next day.
Leni’s cancer started quietly. Sore legs. A temperature. Just feeling a bit ‘off’.
It was only when the violent vomiting started that mum and dad, Kellie and Leigh, began to fear something worse than ‘a bug going around’. Soon, doctors confirmed every parent’s worst fears.
Cancer. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
After 31 years of marriage, Wendy and Graeme were both diagnosed with blood cancer within a few years of each other.
The couple live four hours from their treating hospital, so Wendy and Graeme had to consider how they would remain by each other’s side in their fights against cancer.
When eight year old Gabe was diagnosed with cancer for a second time, there was no way of knowing he wouldn’t be able to attend his regular school for 18 months.
Devastatingly, that’s exactly what happened.
Remy was just two when she was diagnosed with a rare and serious blood disorder.
The specialist treatment she required was a four hour drive from her family’s home, and was going to take seven months.
When River was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer at just 2 years old, his family had to relocate 350km to his treating hospital.
River and his family spent six months living at Fight Cancer Foundation's Melbourne accommodation centre.
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